Autumn Conversations October 2020

Autumn Weekend Conversations Schedule
October 16-18, 2020

Friday:
4:00    Check-in    anytime after 4.       Cottage House.
6:00    Sharing Supper Pot-Luck.  Bring a dish to share.  Cottage House
7:00    Education and the Laws of God with G.   Cottage House

Saturday:
8:30   Morning devotions, sing, and prayer.   Cottage House
9:00   Breakfast.     Leavitt House

10:00  Outdoor Geography. Geography Immersion with L.    Outside/ Cottage House
11:00  Nature hike to the pond. Object Lesson with Comstock and G.
                11:45    Outdoor Geog with L.  Outside

12:00   Lunch.    Cottage House

1:00    Conversations. Scheduling a CM Day.  Bring your schedules to show if you like.   Cottage House
2:00    Conversations. Favourite Books Show & Tell.  Bring some of your Favs –for children & moms
 3:00   Outdoor Geography and Handicraft with L.    Outside / Cottage House
                3:00-3:15   Outdoor Geography with L.  Outside

4:00   Conversations & Tea.  From the Volumes – Ideas.    Cottage House

6:00   Supper.  Cottage House   
7:00   Free time. Fellowship or Concert in the Barn

Sunday:
8:30     Pack up and Load.
9:00     Breakfast.     Leavitt House
10:00   Sunday Keeping  with V.   Cottage House 
10:30 – 11:00  Morning devotions, sing, and prayer.  Cottage House

Autumn Weekend Conversations Menu
October 16-18, 2020

Supper  Friday  
Sharing Supper Pot-Luck.  Bring a dish to share.

Breakfast Saturday  
Provided by Prairie Creek Inn.   They know there is one with gluten free, dairy free.

Lunch Saturday
Wild rice & Butternut Squash

Avocadoes
Carrot Sticks

Apple Pie Bars
Apple Bars   (GF-DF)

Tea Saturday
Crinkled Ginger Cookies
Cranberry Cookies (GF-DF, uses coc flour, oat flour)
Tea bags

Supper Saturday
Chili
Rolls
Butter
Bread  (GF – DF I think not sure on the DF will know this afternoon when I buy it)

Lettuce Salad
Balsamic Vinaigrette Blueberry Dressing

Fruit Salad grapes, mandarin oranges, pears

Breakfast Saturday  
Provided by Prairie Creek Inn.   They know there is one with gluten free, dairy free.

Autumn Weekend Conversations Favourite Books

G.
Atomic Habits by James Clear
The Chronicles of Narnia, CS Lewis
The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkein
Watership Down
The Sword in the Tree, Clyde Robert Bulla
The Curious Naturalist, Natures Everyday Mysteries by Sy Montgomery
The Wonder Book, Tanglewood Tales, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Knowing God , Packer
This Changes Everything, J. Crowe – TEENAGERS!
None Like Him, Jen Wilkin
A Little Princess, Frances Hodgeson Burnett
Snow dog, Jim Kjelgaard (and sequel)
The Scarlet Pimpernel, Orczy
Ivanhoe, Scott
Lorna Dune, RD Blackmore

L.     
Hosanna Loud Hosannas, David and Barbara Lehman

L.            
Biographies, Sigrid Undset  (Catherine of Sienna)
My God and My All, Elizabeth Goodge (Biographies – St Francis of Asisi)
In God’s Out of Doors, William Quayle
Searching for and Maintaining Peace,  Jacq Philip
Heart of the World, Hans Urs Von Balthasar
Land of Hope, an Invitation of the great American Story, Wilfred McClay                              

J.            
A Chance to Die, Elizabeth Elliot
Humility, the Beauty of Holiness, Andrew Murray
Thinking Mathematically, John Mason et al
Michael Faraday’s The Chemical History of a Candle, Bill Hammack et al
James Whitcomb Riley POETRY
Aileen Fisher POETRY
Hilda Conkling POETRY (Hilda was a child poet)

C.           
A Drop of Water
Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy, Marcella – 1920s versions
Farmer Boy, Laura Ingalls Wilder
Elements, CHEMISTRY
How the Cookie Crumbles, CHEMISTRY
For the Love of Physics, PHYSICS, Walter Leewen, (Lectures online)
Blood and Guts,  ANATOMY
Fearfully and wonderfully Made, SCIENCE
Sabbath Mood Astronomy Guide and videos (book is so so)
It Couldn’t Just Happened,
Secrets of the Universe, Paul Flieshman (or separate smaller books in 6 volumes)
The Way We Work
Seven men who Rule From the Grave

V.           
Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Fika, the Art of Swedish Coffeetime
Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel and Little House, Virginia Lee Burton
A Charlotte Mason education, Levison
For the Family’s sake, Susan Schaeffer Macauley
Helen Keller Autobiography
The Law, Frederic Bastiat
Miss rumphius, Barbara Cooney
Turn Homeward Hanalee
Adventures with a Microscope
First Studies of Plant Life
Understood Betsy
Jungle Book, Kipling
Carry A big Stick,
People, Peter Spier
CS Lewis anything
Richard Mayberry, anything
War of the Worldviews

From V. at our Ideas conversation
What do you Do with an Idea  Kobi Yamada
Quiet   Susan Cain
psychologist    Kristine Cain   a podcast Valerie follows
Beyond the Cosmos   Hugh Ross  or others by him  Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job

B.           
Benjamin west and his cat Grimilkin, Marguarite Henry
Mindset, Carol Dweck – PSYCHOLOGY
Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery (Karen savage on librivox)
Alfie – Shirley Hughes
Tommy de Paula books
There’s a Tarantula In Your purse, Jean Craighood George
Youth with A Mission biographies, Amy Carmichael, David Livingstone, Mary Slessor)
Betsy Tacy books
Hannah Colture (to give you a feeling of belonging) and Jayber Crow, Wendell Berry (The Peace of Wild things and The Unsettling of America)

A.           
Gilead and Home and Lila , all by Marilyn Robinson (unfolding of characters at home)
Mere Motherhood, Cindy Rollins
Humble roots, Hannah Anderson (Christian humility with gardening )
Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury
Stepping Heavenward, Elizabeth Quintes (From point of view from 16 to end of life) librivox
Dr. Gordon Wilson, biologist, New Saint Andrews college documentaries THE RIOT AND THE DANCE (Amazon prime?), he wrote a biology textbook
Signature in the Cell, Stephen Meyer (Jenny talked about)
Who Designed the Designer (Lucy talked about reading)
Children of Summer, Henry Faber’s Insects, Margaret Anderson (Lucy recommended)
Audio drama, Focus on the Family of Chronicles of Narnia
Clovis Clawfish, Mary Alice Fontineau
The Cajun Night Before Christmas (Galadriel mentioned – funny)
The Quiltmakers Gift,  Jeff Brumbeau
The Seven Silly Eaters, Mary Ann Hoberman
Mother Goose with Scott Gustafson (author and  illustration)
Classic Fairy Tales with Scott Gustafson (author and illustration)
An Orange for Frankie, Patricia Polacco (CHRISTMAS)
Sing a Song of Seasons (illustrated Nature poems for each day of year)
Favorite Poems Old and New (for learning poetry) – Jenny
Lewis Untmeyer – POETRY – Lucy
Mary on Horseback (Hero stories) about Mary Breckinridge, Rosemary Wells

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